- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1999 KB
- Print Length: 86 pages
- Publisher: Guardian Books; 1 edition (18 Dec. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006NXTXW4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #270,518 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jazz: From New Orleans to the new generation (Guardian Shorts Book 7) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The guide works on several levels: as a reminder of what good music writing can look like, a useful survey of key jazz recordings and concerts from past times, and the social history of the times. The bite-sized nature of the articles makes it an ideal e-book to tip in and out of, and the price for the download is pretty darned reasonable.
Any Kindle owner/jazz fan would be strongly advised to give this one a go. More like this please!
Review update: having now completed reading and re-reading several of these wonderful articles, I can recommend this Guardian Short on Jazz even more. It brings a real a sense of the music to life, along with the reaction of notable critics to new releases and gigs at the time. Amongst the highlights: Benny Green's scathing review of The Modern Jazz Quartet and a more favourable piece on Miles Davis' Kind of Blue; a retrospective on the ECM label; and some revealing early jazz reviews culled from the Guardian and Observer. A veritable time-capsule of writing, and some of the best stuff you'll read on jazz.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Exactly right, right price and bang on time - excellent servicePublished 12 months ago by Chris Walker
Very good articles from the late forties onwards. Benny Green particularly brilliant, someone who is mostly now forgotten about which is a shamePublished on 21 Feb. 2013 by Thea Pretty